- Object type
Stela of Keludj
- Place Associated
Africa, Egypt, Upper Egypt, Abydos (place found)
Ptolemaic-Roman Periods, 332 BC-395 AD
overall: 235 x 175 x 53 mm
A limestone stela of Keludj, found at Abydos (marked 164). A male figure is standing in the centre flanked by Isis, the mother goddess, and Anubis, the jackal-headed god of the dead. All three figures are protected by a winged sun disc and two cobras. At the base, demotic letters – a later, everyday form of writing – provide the name Keludj, son of Pa-sher-djehuty.
Demotic script was a cursive style of writing known to the Egyptians as ‘sekh shat’, meaning ‘writing for documents’. By the 26th Dynasty (664-525 BC) this style had replaced hieroglyphic writing forms in most cases apart from religious and funerary texts.
- Credit Line/Donor
Gifted by the Egyptian Research Students' Association (Glasgow Branch), 1923
The J May Buchanan Collection
- ID Number
Kelvingrove Ancient Egypt Gallery